Bubba Watson was trying his best to make an early charge on Sunday to win the B-flight at the 2018 Masters.
Likely unable to catch the likes of Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy, Watson had still reached the green in two at the par-5 second. Still facing a difficult putt that needed to skirt the guarding bunker short and right of the back-right Sunday hole location, Watson had to take on a precarious fate to get close to the stick for birdie.
And Bubba didn’t pull it off. Instead, Bubba Watson putted his ball in the bunker on No. 2.
— David Dusek (@Golfweek_Dusek) April 8, 2018
Fortunately, Watson did manage to get up-and-down from the bunker for a sandy par, although that probably wasn’t what Bubba imagined after he his the green in two.
This isn’t the first time — and it won’t be the last time — someone has putted off the green and into a hazard of some kind at the Masters. Even given his illustrious history, Tiger Woods has putted his ball off the green and into the guarding creek at the par-5 13th. Billy Horschel and plenty of other players have putted balls from behind the 15th green into the pond guarding the second par 5 on the second nine at Augusta National.